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In Memory of

Donna W. Trice

July 20, 1945 - May 4, 2017

Obituary


Donna Wayland Trice left us on May 4th, 2017 after suffering severe health issues for over 10 years.



Donna was entombed at Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at a private family service.



Donna was born on July 20, 1945 to her parents, Edgar G. Wayland and Ella C. Wayland, who proceeded her in death. She arrived in this world at Kelley Air Force Field in San Antonio, Texas At the time her father was training to be a Navigator during World War II.



Donna graduated from Hickman High School...

Donna Wayland Trice left us on May 4th, 2017 after suffering severe health issues for over 10 years.



Donna was entombed at Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at a private family service.



Donna was born on July 20, 1945 to her parents, Edgar G. Wayland and Ella C. Wayland, who proceeded her in death. She arrived in this world at Kelley Air Force Field in San Antonio, Texas At the time her father was training to be a Navigator during World War II.



Donna graduated from Hickman High School in 1963. She then attended Stephens College, the University of Missouri, and Central Methodist College. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority while attending Stephens College. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education in 1972, from Central Methodist College and taught kindergarten in Linn Creek, Missouri from 1972-1975. Donna lived in Columbia from 1975 until 1983. She loved to work on political campaigns while in Columbia, including the late Jerry Litton and Supreme Court Justice Warren Welliver. She worked as a model and was in Elton John's video for the song "I am still Standing", while residing in St. Petersburg, Florida from 1983 until the time of her death.



Donna was an extremely creative artist and a seamstress. When she was 12 years old, she won the national competition hosted by Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans by submitting the cowgirl suit she created. She was honored nationally at an awards Ceremony. She designed her own needlepoint patterns and occupied her time by her artistic passion. She was a talented sculptor, photographer, painter, and loved to make Christmas ornaments of beads and ceramics that are now family heirlooms. When she was able, she and William enjoyed traveling and time with friends. She attended Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church will growing up in Columbia. She was also a member of Girl Scouts as a young girl and her Mother Ella assisted as a troop leader.



She married William Conley Trice in 1977 and they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on March 18, 2017.



She is survived by her husband, William Conley Trice of St. Petersburg Florida. William was the most dedicated husband any woman could imagine. He was a blessing to her during her extended 10-year illness and an advocate for her always, her daughter, Lisa Wayland Altschul of Columbia, Missouri, and her grandchildren Anastasia Rosella Boettcher of Columbia, Missouri, Joseph Wayland Boettcher who is attending Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri, and Louis William Boettcher of Columbia, Missouri and will be attending college this August.



Donna was very loved and cherished by us all, as we felt pain and empathy during the time of her extended illness. She will be cherished and sorely missed by us all. We keep solace in the fact she is free of pain, and walking in heaven.



Memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, Missouri.